Overview

Jack Lowndes acts for a wide range of clients, advising employers, contractors, consultants and insurers in relation to all forms of construction related disputes. A significant part of his work involves advising insurers and professionals on the defence of professional indemnity claims. Jack has represented clients in complex multi-party litigation in the High Court, mediations and adjudications.

Separately, Jack also advises solicitors and their insurers in relation to professional negligence allegations.

Along with six months on secondment to the transaction liability underwriting team of a Lloyd's insurer as a trainee, since qualifying, Jack also spent 18 months on secondment to the financial and specialty markets team at another leading insurer, where he handled all types of professional indemnity claims from the point of notification to settlement.

Spoken Languages

  • English

Experience

  • Advising a number of Design & Build contractors in the UK on the management of their fire-safety risk liability programmes, following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017. This has included advancing complex professional negligence claims via mediation and adjudication.
  • Defended a claim against a surveyor in multi-party TCC proceedings regarding a fire at a Grade I listed property, where the damages claimed were in excess of £100m.

Education

BPP University Law School, LPC

University of Law, Guildford, GDL

Cardiff University, BA (Hons)

Admissions

  • England and Wales

Activities

  • Committee member of the firm's NextGen network, a professional network for tomorrow's leaders.